Nearly two million Canadians could lose their social security benefits since they have not yet completed their tax return, warned Tuesday the Canada revenue Agency (CRA).
Approximately 13 % of households could lose some benefits, like the GST credit, and the Allowance, canada child (ACE), which are calculated on the statement of the previous year, and that may represent several thousands of dollars for some homes.
“The CRA recognizes that in the current context of pandemic COVID-19, it is imperative that the benefits continue to be paid without disruption to Canadians,” said Global News, Heather Daniels, executive director of benefits programs, since the months of July to September will be distributed on the basis of statements of 2018.
But she pointed out that after September, without a declaration, the benefits will stop.
The federal government had already delayed the deadline to declare his income on the 1st of June for the employees, but the CRA had announced that she was going to have to show tolerance for the statements made after the deadline, imposing no penalty prior to the September 1st, deadline to pay its taxes.
For a family with a child who has an income of less than 38 $ 507, the GST credit represents a return of $ 902 paid in four times.
As for the ACE, for a family with a child under 6 years of age and declaring less than 31 711 $, the benefit is 6785$ per year and is paid every month.